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Building Technology Heritage Library

Association for Preservation Technology, Int.

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides. Trade catalogs are an important primary source to document past design and construction practices. These materials can aid in the preservation and conservation of older structures as well as other research goals.

About the Building Technology Heritage Library

The BTHL contains materials from various private and institutional collections. These materials are rarely available in most architectural and professional libraries. The first major architectural trade catalog collection is that of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, which encompasses more that 4,000 catalogs from the early 19th century through 1963. In addition to the architectural trade catalogs, the initial contributions include a large number of house plan catalogs, which will be of great interest to owners of older homes. The future growth of the Building Technology Heritage Library will also include contemporary materials on building conservation.

Searching the collection

The BTHL keywords include the standard subject headings used by the Library of Congress and an additional nomenclature used by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The CSI Master Format 2004 Numbers and Titles have been used for most materials. This will allow contemporary practitioners to search through historic archives with a modern nomenclature.

The Construction Specification Institute Master Format 2004 Numbers and Titles

Division 00 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements
Division 01 – General Requirements
Division 02 – Existing Conditions
Division 03 – Concrete
Division 04 – Masonry
Division 05 – Metals
Division 06 – Wood, Plastics, and Composites
Division 07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection
Division 08 – Openings
Division 09 – Finishes
Division 10 – Specialties
Division 11 – Equipment
Division 12 – Furnishings
Division 13 – Special Construction

Facility Services Subgroup

Division 21 – Fire Suppression
Division 22 – Plumbing
Division 23 – Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Division 25 – Integrated Automation
Division 26 – Electrical
Division 27 – Communications
Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security

Site and Infrastructure Subgroup

Division 31 – Earthwork
Division 32 – Exterior Improvements
Division 33 – Utilities
Division 34 – Transportation
Division 35 – Waterway and Marine Construction

Process Equipment Subgroup

Division 40 – Process Integration
Division 41 – Material Processing and Handling Equipment
Division 42 – Process Heating, Cooling, and Drying Equipment
Division 43 – Process Gas and Liquid Handling, Purification and Storage Equipment
Division 44 – Pollution Control Equipment
Division 45 – Industry-Specific Manufacturing Equipment
Division 48 – Electrical Power Generation

About the Association for Preservation Technology  http://www.apti.org

Association for Preservation Technology International is a cross-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. APT is an international organization based in North America. APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, crafts persons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation. The international, interdisciplinary character of APT - with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical committees - makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.

Please consider joining APT to show your support for the Building Technology Heritage Library and become a part of our community.  www.apti.org


Thanks to our sponsors and contributors:

The Building Technology Heritage Library has been supported by grants from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. In kind contributions have been provided by the Association for Preservation Technology, the Internet Archive, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Mike Jackson, FAIA, and Dean Koga.

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brick
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brick -- catalogs
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domestic architecture
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house plans -- catalogs
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structural clay products institute
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american face brick association
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common brick manufacturers' association of america
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albert weiblen marble & granite co.
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portland cement association
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fred t. hodgson
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Building Technology Heritage Library
by Superior Fire Place Co.
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51 p., illus., 22 x 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, specialties, masonry fireplaces, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
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23 p., illus., 22 x 29 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, specialties, masonry fireplaces, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by United States Gypsum Co.
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31 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
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Topics: tile, Division 04, gypsum unit masonry, pyrobar gypsum tile
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hollow Building Tile Association
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110 p., ill, 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: clay tile masonry, Division 04, masonry, terra cotta tile, fireproofing, hollow tile, structural...
Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:92-B2623, 1914, 389 p, 30 cm
Topics: Division 04, Masonry, Brick, Terra Cotta, Division 05, Metals, Metals, Metal Fabrication,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Superior Fireplace Co.
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7 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces -- catalogs, Division 04, Division 10, fireplaces, masonry fireplaces, fireplace...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 3,229
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640 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog This is the first half of this 1058 page catalog. The second half is also on the Internet Archive as a separate listing.
Topics: building materials -- catalogs, Division 03, Division 04, Division 06, Division 07, Division 08,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Donley Brothers Company
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68 p., illus, 29 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, specialties, masonry fireplaces, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Donley Brothers Company
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80 p., illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, specialties, masonry fireplaces, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
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48 p., illus., 29 cm, trade catalog
Topics: concrete block, Division 03, concrete, Division 04, molded-face concrete unit masonry, construction...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:92-B2677, ca. 1935, 20 p, 28 cm
Topics: brick, fire brick, Division 04, Masonry, Unit Masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
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48 p., illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: concrete, Division 03, cement, concrete forming, Division 04, concrete unit masonry, concrete block
Building Technology Heritage Library
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219 p., ill., plans, 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans-- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses, garages
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Richard B Pollman; Irving E Palmquist; Charles N Wright, Home Planners, Inc.
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52 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
Topics: house plans catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, ranch houses, brick...
223 p. ; ill. ; 19 cm. x 12 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: bricklaying -- catalogs, Division 04, brick masonry, masonry mortaring, masonry anchorage and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Structural Clay Products Institute
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397 p.,ill., 23 cm, book
Topics: brick masonry -- book, Division 04
31 p. : ill. ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: brick, Division 04, fire brick, refractory brick
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Fiske and Co.
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36 p., ill., 28 cm, , third edition, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces -- catalogs, Divison 10, brick, Division 03, masonry, tapestry brick
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Federal Seaboard Terra Cotta Corporation
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10 p/. ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: terra cotta -- catalogs, Division 04, terra cotta masonry
1 v., 1107 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalog, 22nd Ed., Section A of of three sections
Topics: building materials -- catalogs, architectural ironwork-- catalogs, Division 04, Division 05,...
69 p. : ill. ; 30 cm., Trade Catalog
Topics: Marble, Division 04, Masonry, Stone Finishes, Interior Finishes, Exterior Finishes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Portland Cement Association
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23 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. trade catalog
Topics: concrete, Division 03, concrete block, Division 04, concrete unit masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
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64 p. ; ill., photographs ; 28 cm. ; book
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Topics: concrete -- catalogs, Division 03, concrete blocks, concrete unit masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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115 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: Brick masonry -- catalogs, Division 04, domestic architecture, plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Fire Proofing Co.
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39 p., illus., 22 cm, trade catalog
Topics: Clay tile masonry, Division 04, masonry, terra cotta tile, fireproofing, hollow tile, structural...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by The Ritchie Cut Stone Company, Limited
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B&W photos, CCA 7377, 48 p, 1930, trade catalog
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Topic: Division 04, Masonry, Stonework
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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40 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
Topics: house plans catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses
95 p. ; ill., photographs ; 28 cm. ; book
Topics: brick -- book, Division 04, masonry, brick masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
by International Cut Stone Contractors' and Quarryman's Assoc.
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47 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: stone, Division 04, stone masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Common Brick Manufacturers' Association of America
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28 p., illus., 27 cm,
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses
1627 p., ill., 28 cm., book
Topic: Building materials -- Catalogs, Divison 03, concrete, Division 04, masonry, brick stone, Division...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Goldblatt Tool Company
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192 p. ; ill. ; 17 cm. x 10 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: masonry cutting tools -- catalogs, Division 04, brick masonry, unit masonry maintenance, unit...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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32 p., illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: concrete, Division 03, cement, concrete forming, Division 04, concrete unit masonry, concrete block
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hummelstown Brownstone Company
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47 p. : ill. ; 20 x 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: stone, Division 04, brownstone, stone masonry
28 p., ill., plans, 28 cm, 4th edition
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
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70 p., ill., plans, 26 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, brick houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by John A. Mulligan
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xi, 526 pages including illustrations, tables, diagrams 24 cm
Topics: brick, masonry construction, Division 04, terra cotta, building brick
Building Technology Heritage Library
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160 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: construction -- books, Division 03, Division 04, Division 06, Division 07, Division 22, concrete...
32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: Fireproofing -- Catalogs, terra cotta tile, hollow clay tile, Division 04, lay tile masonry
Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:93-B2530, ca 1890, 38 p, 27 cm
Topics: Division 04, Masonry, Ornamental Masonry Work, Ornamental Decoration, Division 06, Wood Plastics...
66 p. ; ill. ; 20 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces -- catalogs, Division 04, Division 10, masonry fireplaces, fireplace specialties,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chambers Brothers Company
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164 p. ; ill. ; 25 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: brick masonry -- catalogs, Division 04, common work results for masonry, stone assemblies
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Daneshill Brickworks
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:94-B2942, ca.1910, 20 p, 38 cm
Topics: Division 04, Masonry, House Construction, Brick, Plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Structural Clay Products Institute
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70 p, B&W illus and photos
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by New Jersey Terra Cotta Co.
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44 p. ; ill. ; 18 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: storefronts -- catalogs, Division 04, Division 08, terra cotta masonry, commercial architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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55 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Topics: brick, masonry, Division 04, domestic architecture, brick history
763 p., ill., 19 cm, book
Topics: masonry -- catalogs, Division 04, structural concrete, stucco, plaster, brick masonry, masonry...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Ravenhead Sanitary Pipe and Brick Co. Limited
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, CCA ID:94-B2948, 1922, 44 p, 29 cm
Topics: Division 04, Masonry, Brick, Construction Materials
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Building Age and National Builder
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160 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm. ; book
Topics: construction -- books, Division 01, Division 03, Division 04, Division 06, Division 07, Division...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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52 p., ill., 16 x 10 cm, trade catalog
Topics: brick -- catalogs, Division 04, refractory masonry, fire brick
Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:95-B1864, ca 1912, 54 p, 27 cm
Topics: Division 04, Masonry, fireproofing, terra cotta tile, hollow tile, structural floor systems
Building Technology Heritage Library
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32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm., trade catalog
Topics: brick, Division 04, brickmaking machinery
Building Technology Heritage Library
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47 p. : ill. ; 26 cm., trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, fire brick, Division 04, mantlepieces
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Terra Cotta Society
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60, [4] p. incl. col. front., illus., col. plates. 31 cm.
Topics: terra cotta, Division 04, masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Illinois Brick Company
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16 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: brick -- catalogs, Division 04, brick masonry
12 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., Trade Catalog
Topics: Division 23, Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning, Blast Furnaces, Coke Ovens, Brick Ovens
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Common Brick Manufacturers' Assoc.
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72 p., illus., plans, 21 x 28 cm,
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, brick
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Common Brick Manufacturers' Association of America
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72 p., illus., plans, 22 x 30 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hollow Building Tile Association
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62 p. : ill., plans ; 19 cm. trade catalog
Topics: hollow tile, Division 04, tile masonry, terra cotta tile, clay tile
Building Technology Heritage Library
by L.F. Garlinghouse Co.
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32 p., illus., plans, 28 cm, first edition
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
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93 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: clay tile masonry -- catalogs, Division 04, hollow clay tile, terra cotta tile, fireproofing, house...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by D Knickerbacker Boyd; Charles E White; William S Lowndes
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iv, 70, 78 pages illustrations, 2 double plates (1 color) 20 cm.
Topics: brick, Division 04, brickwork, masonry, terra cotta, architectural terra cotta
16 p., illus., 28 cm, trade literature
Topics: brick, Division 04, masonry, common brick, skintled brickwork
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Garlinghouse Company
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86 p., illus., 28 cm,
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans, brick, masonry
122 p.. 5 plates : ill., (some col.) ; 26 cm., trade catalog
Topics: brick, Division 04, masonry, enameled brick
19 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. Catalogt H.G. 501 trade catalog
Topics: cement, Division 03, concrete, high temperature cement, fire brick, Division 04, refractory mansonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
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46 p. ; ill. ; 18 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: hollow tiles -- catalogs, farm buildings -- catalogs, Division 04, Division 11, agricultural...
[2], 96 leaves : ill. ; 23 cm., trade catalog
Topics: brick, Division 04, masonry, terra cotta
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Lone Star Cement Corporation.
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[17] p. : ill., diagrs. ; 28 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: Cement -- Catalogs, Division 03, concrete, masonry mortaring, Division 04
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Common Brick Manufacturers' Association of America
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64 p., illus., plans, 20 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses
69 p. : ill. ; 30 cm., 2nd edition, trade catalog
Topics: marble, Division 04, stone, stone masonry, exterior stone cladding
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Fire Proofing Company
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32 p/, ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, clay tile, Division 04, hollow clay tile, terra cotta tile,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Drummond & Reeves Limited
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:85-B14592, ca.1956, 50 p, 28 cm
Topics: Division 03, Concrete, Division 04, Masonry, Division 06, Wood Plastics and Composites, Common Work...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Indiana Limestone Company
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Trade catalog, Text, Photographs, CCA ID:94-B3158, 1930, 16 p, 31 cm
Topics: Division 04, Masonry, Scupltures, Finishes, Indiana Limestone
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Stark Brick Company
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[35] leaves : ill. ; 30 x 39 cm., trade catalog
Topics: brick, Division 04, masonry